Battling for Survival: India's Wilderness over Two Centuries

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Illustrated with rare pictures, this book explores some remarkable efforts to save the forest. In doing so it looks at the governance of wildlife and forests and some of the greatest defenders of wildlife in India. Alexander Gibson, S.P. Sahi, A.T.L. Dodsworth, F.W. Champion, Jim Corbett, S.H. Prater, Salim Ali, R.W. Burton, George Schaller, E.P. Gee, Kailash Sankhala, Billy Arjan Singh, M. Krishnan who battled for the future of India s wildlife. Thapar also examines the evolution of wildlife governance in India over two centuries including the Supreme Court s initiatives, recent court decisions, and loopholes in existing legislation. He also explores the amazing efforts of organizations like the Bombay Natural History Society as an institution dedicated to conservation in the last century. Will attract a wide range of readers including wildlife enthusiasts, environmentalists, planners, policy makers, forest officials, NGOs and activists fighting for wildlife protection
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195662931
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 9/28/2003
  • Pages: 470
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 5.60 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
The Nineteenth Century: The Beginning 1
The Early Twentieth Century 31
A Critical Period: 1927-1947 72
The Nehru Years: Independent India: 1947-1964 149
The Gandhi Era: 1966-1989 241
The End of a Century: 1990-2002 317
App. I 371
App. II 389
App. III 403
App. IV 413
App. V 419
Bibliography 426
Name Index 443
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